Raggo Zulu Rebel - I Walk Alone
Raggo Zulu Rebel - I Walk Alone
Rodney P is back with a blinder. A brillliant brilliant blend as all three contributers come correct on this one. More of the same Rodney! But where's that damn album bruv!?!?!
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Whoa! i'm nearly a year late with this one but whatever Its a tune and this guy is nice (that is to say his mic skills are nice.... to be clear). And the clip is cool too.
One of a favourite MCs is back on the prowl. Ramson Badbonez is now rolling with High Focus (i missed that news) and his first single from his new album 'A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch'. If I'm Judging on this track alone, Ramson is clearly a lot more focused on the delivery of a song as oppose to showing his skills. If he carries that through to his album then we are in for a treat. His Boot records album was somewhat eclipsed by his mixtapes. Hopefully this is about to change. Roll on 09/12/2013.
p.s. the video is genius!!!
Baron Samedi - The Sewarmouth Sessions
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I'm sure i am not gonna be the only one who finds this a somewhat disturbing clip but it does also resonate with how many people out there with regards to the feelings they have about the lives they are currently living. Lee Scott does his off kilter thing as well as ever & Illinformed as now a very big man in the UK scene and rightly so. He has taken it a little leftfield this time though. The album, Stupid Poignant Sh!t, is available now. Enjoy!
BUY: Lee Scott & Illinformed - Stupit Poignant Sh!t
Macca - The Great Escape
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Haan & Sixth Sense - The Format EP
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This laid back groove is my personal favourite track from The Mouse Outfits latest release (the next clip is a very close 2nd). Escape Music features a bevvy of the UK MCs (they really love Dr. Syntax) over some super super nice Jazzy/Boom Bap grooves with a sprinkle of Dub for good measure. This is one of my regular rotation and has been for some time (yes i know i should update that list more often). Peep this and other clips after the break. Enjoy and support support!
The Menagerie - Irregular Spirits
Can I make a statement like Marlanna Evans can save Hip Hop? A genre that according to some doesn't even need saving? Perhaps monetarily (although that is most definitely open for debate) but Hip Hop is currently suffering from a severe lack of substance.
I used to listen to Rapsody's songs/albums/releases in passing. I'm a biiiig 9th Wonder fan so anything he is involved with means I am too pretty much by default. To be honest I'm not sure when I started taking notice of the Woman spitting the bars, a lady who not so much spits fire as such but rather intricately places embers. The undoubted rhymes skills are there for all to see. She is one of the very few female MCs around that spits with some of is scenes best exponents of the art and sounds completely at home. Added to that is her ability to ally this with a dextrous vocabulary, an eye for story telling and the carrying of a message that others can aspire to.
I may be a bit late but I am human (and a little lazy at times). London born MC Jacksun’s self titled album has been available for a while. Some really good stuff to be found on the album, aided by gifted beatsmith JLBeats. Definite potential to be a trul;y great pairing. Peep both clips (1 more & album link after the break) & Enjoy!
Its that Time again folks. Rodney P’s involved and so am I. If you and a mate would like to be added to the guestlist then drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org simply stating ‘i want to go to the DMC UK DJ FINALS’. The 7th and 12th person to do just that will be added to the guestlist with a plus one for your homeboy(or Girl). For more DMC info and tickets click the link.
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When I first watched i would have sworn I had heard this one a while ago somewhere before. I was right (if you havent already d/l THIS)but that doesn’t make this track any less entertaining. I defy anyone to not get into Dubbles flow. This one is (now) off of Meta’s Caviar Crackle where Von Pea, Action Bronson, Oddisee, Ralph Rip Shit, Chuuwee and more besides can all be found. Peep a couple more tracks after the break…
As far as i’m concerned this man can do no wrong. Hot on the heels of the superb ‘Like You Never’ comes the just as superb ‘Let’s Start’. Kick Snare & An Idea part 2 is out now and its not a exactly a wallet buster either so support, support!.
Farewell To Fair Game has been on repeat via my headphones for a while now. A ode to hip hop (to borrow a song title) is the name of the game and to that end these guys definitely do not disappoint. The samples aren't exactly original but the way they are utilised is very original and Maurice's quick witted style has kept my eardrums in tune for the last few days (am I the only one who can hear a hint of Jigga in there?). A soulful, easy to get into and ever so slightly quirky piece of freeness for the masses. Don’t sleep. Enjoy!
With all the recent Hype over Daft Punks new material (as good as it is, i prefer their previous work) I thought that I would re-liberate the project in the pic. Remember the uber hype a few years ago when everyone and their mum was remixing Jigga’s American Gangster album (9th Wonder killed everybody!)? DtheNextLevel (?) blended some slowed down and time stretched tracks from Daft Punk’s Homework & Discovery albums with Jay’s accapellas. The result works quite well. IT actually works extremely well in places. Enjoy!
Ramson Badbonez, Jehst, Kahmere, Pheonix Da Icefire! All of these cats latest projects are on regular rotation on my (absolutely awesome) Galaxy Note 2. My pre order is in. Do the same folks its niceness. Peep the preview.
The Puzzle/Episode two/The Glass Ceiling is Lewis Parkers (soon to be among us) latest album.This clip is for the 3rd single from said album. Lewis never fails man! Enjoy!
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Funky DL’s portable hard drive must be busting at the seams. The man churns out top quality freebies like the world’s coming to an end! This time Nas gets the remix treatment and the result is quite something indeed. anyone who doesn’t check out this mans back catalogue, after checking out this release deserves a right tellin’ off. Enjoy
Always attentive to such divine word play and supreme lyricism, this release from @Kevlaar7 is something that should not be overlooked. Buy it here.
Original conscious hip hop from Deeq and Nemrot, both deliver deep and clever wordplay over unique soundscapes, shimmering with their own personal reflection, stories and theories skillfully delivered crating a world of brilliant polarity, moving between themes of love, death and existence.
The new offering from Flooded Hallways, Eidola, is something I cant find the right words to describe, but this EP is a solid slab of audible poetical beauty that reminds me of Atoms Fam in their heyday.
Sin Army (Feat ZOMBY)
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Revisiting old music, nostalgia, that old feeling that resurfaces when you hear a familiar sound but cant quite remember the last time you heard it. Bonus material.
Kick off your friday night with a night of absolute excellence, £100 open mic prize, double album launch party, live performances and resident DJ's.
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Via North London & Leeds University, Kosher comes forth with his superb take on what Jazz Hop is all about. The formula is simple but the outcome is an awful lot better than the FREE download or £1.00 cost (UK) of a physical copy. Evidence and more links are provided after the break. Enjoy!
The one and only DJ esSDee whets our appetites for the follow up to his 2007 classic, Charity Shop Tapes , with Vol.2.
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Legoman, Pinny Piff, Terao Hedges, Ol-e Mac, Evolucian, Elliot Fresh, Verbal Assassin, BenOfficial & Rhymeskeemz make up the stars of this new collaberative album. Known simply as Edelweiss Pirates, from beginning to end this is pure non stop heavyness.
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When I was young I was pretty much an exclusive hip hop head (with an extended foray into jungle and occasional bursts of R’n’B thrown in along the way) however the beauty of hip hop is its ability to introduce you to a plethora of other genres. Funk, classic soul, reggae, drum & bass and more are now all staple choices on my musical smorgasbord. Therefore, rather than the usual annual eulogising of the best boom baps and jazz loops out there, this little ditty is a showcase for my favourite NON hip hop releases of 2012. Read on folks…..
A Thoughtful MC with a nice ear for beats, Sir Mic definitely has what it takes to make far bigger waves in the current UK climate. If his Lateral Thinking EP is a sign of things to come he should do just that. Its FREENESS time so check it out. Enjoy!
Fresh Piff is a collaborative effort between Elliot Fresh & Pinny Piff, having met in oxford and only collabing once, they decided that in order to collab more effectively they should move to london and so they did. After 10 relatively baked months in the lab and a lot of shit talk they came up with a vagina dribbling, erection provoking 13 track stonker of an album, with features from Trek Life (Mello Music Group), Tableek, Redbeard (Eatgood Records), Evolucian (Livestock), Ol-e Mac (The Book Thieves), Terao Hedges (Universal Protection Collective), Doc Freud (his god dam self) and a host of producers from abroad and broad they knew they couldn't wrong in coaxing the panties off any women within a twenty mile radius of this album playing. The album is being released digitally on 7/1/13 with physical copies to follow which will be sold at gigs and to innocent bystanders pretending they don't want to be hustled.
Dropping Here Soon.